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Peter Bernstein, M.D., MPH

Director of the Maternal Fetal Residency Program and Director of the Centering Pregnancy Program, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Bernstein has expertise in outcomes research. He has been instrumental in the design of the prenatal record software being implemented on Montefiore’s computer network. Dr. Bernstein implemented and evaluated a program for providing group prenatal care as a way to improve the delivery of prenatal care and empower women to learn more about their pregnancies. The program employs a revolutionary model of prenatal care in which women are seen for their routine prenatal visits as a group rather than individually. The program allows women to learn from each other and their provider and to form a support network. Dr. Bernstein also developed a curriculum to teach primary care providers about the importance of preconception care, and has also published on interventions to improve the delivery of preconception care. In addition, he has conducted several research studies involving the use of cervicovaginal beta-hCG as a predictor of preterm delivery and successful induction of labor at term. Read more.

Areas of Expertise

  • High-risk Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Preterm Delivery

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Ashlesha K. Dayal, MD

Medical Director, Labor and Delivery, Montefiore Medical Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Maternal & Fetal Medicine), Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Dayal has developed the Comprehensive Preconception and Interconception Care Program (CPIC) for women at high risk for preterm delivery. Dr. Dayal is regionally and nationally known for the innovative CPIC Program and has presented the program to multiple forums, including the New York State Regional Perinatal Forum and the CDC Conference on Preconception Care. Dr. Dayal has been grant funded twice for this program by the Greater New York Chapter of the March of Dimes in 2002 and again in 2007. In 2007, the format of the program changed from individual care to group care of patients. Dr. Dayal also has spoken in several forums regarding using preconception counseling and identification of risk factors to decrease maternal mortality. This is a public health initiative sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists and the New York State Department of Health called Safe Motherhood Initiative. A graduate of Boston University Six Year Liberal Arts/ Medicine Program, she completed her residency in OBGYN at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and did a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Montefiore/Einstein. Read more.

Areas of Expertise

  • High-risk Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Risk Factors for Maternal Mortality

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